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Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 3 chipotle peppers plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 2 cups cherries pitted and diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 can tomato sauce 15 ounce can
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • in a sauce pot over medium heat, melt the butter and then sauté the onions until translucent.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients, stir to combine, then bring the mix to a boil.
  • Once boiling, lower the heat to low, then simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Remove from the heat and pour into a blender or food processor, then blend to your desired consistency.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.


Too much heat? Or like a sweeter sauce? Reduce the amount of chipotle peppers to two and increase the amount of cherries used to 2 1/2 cups.
Adapted from Get Me Cooking.